In February 2021, we launched the Rural Business and Community Recovery Program (now known as the RECOVER Program) with funding from the Province of British Columbia.

As communities and regional and sub-regional initiatives gain momentum, we’re checking in with the names behind the job titles — the people working to help strengthen business and community economic recovery and resilience across our Island and Coastal areas.

For this installment of VOICES, we meet Community Futures Central Island Business Coaches, Katharine Chernyak and Robert Regner. Both have a wealth of experience to draw on while providing direct, one-on-one, recovery-focused advisory services.